Tag posts: Swanage/Purbeck area

Furleigh Estate

A Sparkling Dorset New Year

Add a bit of fizz and bring a real "Sparkling Dorset New Year" with some fantastic English Sparkling wine. Dorset is blessed with some fantastic vineyards which provide us with a splendid selection of Sparkling Wines to choose from for any occasion.

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Christmas apple

Christmas in Dorset – food and drink

Continuing our attempt to provide a list of everything you need for the perfect Christmas in Dorset, here’s part two. We’ve listed the places we think are the best to make your break truly special.

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Corfe Castle

10 things to do in Corfe Castle

Corfe village and castle are, unsurprisingly, extremely popular. The village has a wide selection of shops and eateries plus a station for the Swanage Steam Railway. There are great walks across Corfe Common or up onto the Purbeck Hills.

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Shell Bay Dorset

A Family Trip to Shell Bay

Shell Bay is one of my favourite beaches along the Dorset coastline. It has the best swimming for Studland and the beach is at its widest.

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Worth Matravers Tea Rooms

10 things to do in Swanage

Swanage is a small seaside town marking the eastern end of the world famous Jurassic Coast and is very popular for its sandy beaches and coastal walks.

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Supermarket groceries

Dorset supermarkets

Where to find supermarkets when heading to Dorset for a self catering holiday. Remember the independent shops for local produce for a true Dorset Feast.

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Dorset Mud Trail

A family day at Dorset Mud Trail

“THIS IS THE BEST DAY IN MY LIFE EVER”

My five year old son declared standing by a stream surrounded by woodland on a glorious Sunday in May looking up at Corfe Castle.

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Darftord Warbler Arne

Things to do in Wareham

Many bike and walking trails start or end at Wareham, so it’s a great starting point for an adventure in the Dorset countryside. Read on for our favourite things to do in Wareham.

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Fish and Chips Swanage

Staff Tour 2017 day two

Staff tour day two The second day of our staff tour saw the minibus, being driven by our marketing manager Tom, take a route from Wool to Winfrith Newburgh, Lulworth, East Stoke, Swanage and Worth Matravers. Jacqui continues: The morning was bright and crisp, the autumn leaves falling, the sun shining and the sea glistening. […]

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West Bay Cliffs

Staff tour 2017 day one

Dorset Coastal Cottages Staff Tour 2017 sees us getting out to view our fabulous properties and a chance to sample some local food treats.

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JoJo Maman Bébé photoshoot at Greensands

JoJo Maman Bébé at Greensands If you’re a JoJo Maman Bébé fan then you might recognise one of our wonderful Purbeck Stone holiday cottages, Greensands, which was the location for their current Autumn/Winter 2017 catalogue (and features in our family holiday prize detailed below too)! For two weeks in March this year, the JoJo Maman […]

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Swanage Rep

Swanage Rep Theatre Season

For the first time in 25 years, a company of professional actors will be resident at the Mowlem theatre in Swanage this August, bringing  Rep Theatre and a hint of the West End to the seaside

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The Signal Box on Swanage Railway

The Signal Box The damp and grey Wednesday morning drive towards Corfe Castle Station on Swanage Railway did nothing to dampen my excitement. I was lucky enough to be visiting The Signal Box, Corfe Castle Station. The signal box is only five years old with the opening being shown on BBC South West Today in 2012. Geoff Truscott, a volunteer […]

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Theatre

Swanage Rep cast confirmed for this AUGUST

This summer season, the Victorian seaside town of Swanage will see the arrival of famous thespians when Hordern Ciani, the professional Theatre Production Company owned and operated by Katherine Mount and Teresa Barlow, showcase their three famous plays

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Studland beach, Purbeck

A glorious week in Purbeck

We’ve just had a lovely comment and some photos in from a guest who’s been enjoying a week in Purbeck that we wanted to share…

“Just had the most glorious week in Dorset. The Weather was outstanding and the scenery just stunning. It was like being abroad – only better.”

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European Shooting Event Lulworth

European Sporting Event at Lulworth Castle

Dorset Coastal Cottages are one of the proud sponsors of the 50th Anniversary F.I.T.A.S.C. European Sporting Championships.

Here at Dorset Coastal Cottages we are always looking at ways to support local business and enterprise.  So, when we were approached by Graham Brown from the Purbeck Shooting School we were only too happy to participate in this prestigious event at one Purbecks iconic landmarks, Lulworth Castle.

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Marshmallows

New Year in Dorset

Get away and spend New Year in Dorset

New Year's Eve is a time for celebration and there is no better place to celebrate than the Dorset Coast.

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Purbeck Pirate

Purbeck Pirate Festival

The town of Swanage will be flying the Jolly Roger from 29th - 31st July for the first ever Purbeck Pirate Festival in aid of The Swanage Pier Trust

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Dorset Walk

Dorset Walk

A Dorset walk could include a cafe, pub or even the possibility of a swim. You can just absorb this wonderful county with family and of course the dog.

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Running in Dorset

Running in Dorset enables you to enjoy our marvellous scenery and coastline – running pre-planned courses from a few k to many miles…

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Autumn in Dorset

Autumn in Dorset, the clocks have changed, the nights are drawing in and we are fast approaching winter...

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Summer Holiday Family Activities

Activities for the family can be costly, however, there are many things that can be enjoyed by the whole family which will not only be fun but educational and not break the bank! Here we are listing some of our favourite things to do when on holiday here in Dorset.....

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May Half Term – what’s on in Dorset

May is here the weather is warmer and Whitsun Bank Holiday and half-term holidays are upon us. Typically quieter than the summer months there are still many events and attractions available and we have selected a couple which can be enjoyed by all the family.

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Sunny Republic Brewery

A visit to Sunny Republic Brewery – Winterborne Kingston, Blandford. From an old barn on a farm to an amazing modern brewery – with highly drinkable quaffable beer – trust me it is good!

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2015 holiday dates and events

Christmas and New Year festivities are over. So now it is time to choose your favourite destination – maybe fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast or even walking some of the 95 miles of the Jurassic Coast - World Heritage Site. As school and bank holidays are always popular so now is the time to book your trips away for the coming year…

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Dorset Coastal Walks – #7 Corfe Common History Walk

This gentle short walk explores Corfe Common, a sandstone ridge south of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Look out for signs of the human activity that shaped this interesting archaeological landscape over thousands of years, and enjoy the wide range of wildlife which now makes its home here.

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Dorset’s Top Picnic Spots

Did you know half of Dorset is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? With such a wide variety of wildlife and so many great views to enjoy we're spoilt for choice but we've managed to pick out a few of our absolute favourites - See more at: https://www.dorsetcoastalcottages.com/blog/#sthash.f8bdalG0.dpuf

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Easter Fun on The Dorset Coast

There's no excuse to be bored this Easter with lots of special events taking place across the county, and the beaches and countryside are still as glorious as ever!

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February Festival Fever

Inspired by the first ever Purbeck Literary Festival kicking off this week, we decided to check out what else is coming up on Dorset's Cultural Calender and discovered a host of world class events...

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Cottage and Booking FAQ’S

It's our busiest time of year and with lots of bookings come lots of questions! Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions here.

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Dorset On Screen

Earlier this year it was Broadchurch causing a sensation, this year Dorset shines again with Moonfleet and Far From The Madding Crowd coming to the big screen.

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Dorset coast for kids

With school holidays upon us (and one or two parents in the office searching for ideas!) we thought we'd share with you our top activities for kids.

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Swanage Carnival

Swanage Carnival

Swanage Carnival is one of our favourite events of the year. Swanage Regatta and Carnival is a week long celebration of music, fun and (hopefully) sun!

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